Lufthansa Group Further Increases Capacity Across East Africa

Lufthansa Group Reacts To Increased Travel Demand, Adding Further Capacity To East Africa.

  • For the first time ever, Lufthansa flies daily to Nairobi all year round
  • Eurowings Discover increasing capacity to five weekly flights to Mombasa
  • Brussels Airlines offers travelers even more flights to Kigali and Entebbe
  • Lufthansa Group is committed to providing a consistently high-quality offer.

Since the inauguration of Lufthansa’s operations in Kenya, never before had the airline operated daily flights into the capital. This is all about to change, for the first time, starting 3 June 2023 Lufthansa will increase its current flight schedule from five weekly flights between Frankfurt and Nairobi, and instead operate daily flights between the two cities all year round. The flight will arrive from Frankfurt in Nairobi at 20:30 hours and the returning flight will depart each evening from Nairobi at 22:25 (local time). It arrives the next day in the morning at Frankfurt, with all options for onward connections during the day. The additional flights between Nairobi and Frankfurt are already bookable through all available sales channels.

Kevin Markette, General Manager of East Africa, Lufthansa Group said that Kenya remains a focus market for Lufthansa in East Africa, and the decision to maximize the offering in the country is largely driven by the significant increase in demand and resurgence in travel, coupled with the immense support of the local community within the region. Lufthansa was one of the first airlines to restart regular commercial flights to Kenya directly after the Covid-19 pandemic, signifying the important commercial and economic ties between the two countries, as well as Lufthansa’s commitment to maintaining a direct connection for our customers in Kenya and Germany.

Eurowings Discover increasing capacity to five weekly flights to Mombasa

Not only is East Africa a popular destination and gateway amongst business travelers, but the region is also well known by those travelers seeking an idyllic holiday destination to unwind and relax. For this reason, the Lufthansa Group has decided to enhance the Eurowings Discover flight schedule to Kenya, by increasing the current four weekly flights between Frankfurt and Mombasa, to five weekly flights starting 20 June until 12 September 2023. The additional capacity to Mombasa comes just in time for the peak travel season and will allow Eurowings
Discover to offer holidaymakers the much-needed flexibility and choice, when booking their flights.

Brussels Airlines offers daily flights to Entebbe as well as five weekly flights to Kigali.

As the Lufthansa Group continues to invest in expanding its network in Kenya through its premium Lufthansa product and its leisure carrier Eurowings Discover, the importance of growing in the entire East African region remains a high priority. Therefore, a noteworthy highlight is the current capacity increase from four to five weekly Brussels Airlines flights between Brussels and Kigali, which was originally planned to be a seasonal increase, shall now continue all throughout the winter season of 2023. This capacity adjustment comes on top of the daily flights
offered by the airline between Brussels and Entebbe and it complements the existing twice-weekly flights between Brussels and Bujumbura, of which Brussels Airlines proudly remain the only European airline to offer flights to this East African City. With the additional frequencies, the Lufthansa Group is further cementing its commitment to growing in the region and on the African continent.

Lufthansa Group is committed to sustainability and providing a consistent, high-quality travel offer

Until 2030, the Lufthansa Group airlines will have at least 190 newly delivered and fuel-saving aircraft in service. This major investment in the future will reduce kerosene consumption and therefore CO2 emissions by up to 30 percent on each flight. Leading aviation into a sustainable future and becoming carbon neutral by 2050 is the goal of the Lufthansa Group. Kevin believes that sustainable aviation will continue to enable them to benefit from a connected world and by expanding the various airline schedules of the Lufthansa Group, Je added that they are maintaining a solid foundation and presence within East Africa. The passion for connecting people, cultures, and economies, thus bringing the world within reach, together with providing their customers a consistent, high-quality travel offer across an extensive route network remains a top priority for the Lufthansa Group.


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